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Great Experiences & Tours™ by Historic Hotels of America offers educational and engaging tours operated by the National Trust Tours to promote enriching experiences and explore the rich cultures of the world, focusing on the art and architecture that has shaped each community. For over forty years, National Trust Tours has been offering inspiring programs that uncover the traditions and unique elements of each culture through thoughtfully-planned expeditions, stimulating lectures and guidance led by expert historians and naturalists, and engaging discourse with the local communities. Select from a variety of Great Experiences & Tours and enjoy a trip of a lifetime.

Special Offer!
Mention Historic Hotels of America when booking your tour and receive three $100 gift certificates, each good toward a $100 refund when you book through and stay for at least two-nights at a Historic Hotels of America hotel.*

To book a journey, please contact our tour VIP desk by calling +1 202 772 8000 or emailing

Featured Great Experiences & Tours

Provence Walking
June 19 - June 23, 2016 | September 11 - September 16, 2016 | September 25 - September 30, 2016 | October 2 - October 7, 2016

Provence Walking With dramatic rolling hills dotted with small villages as our backdrop, this Provence luxury travel experience takes you deep into the heart of Provençal life through its people, food and wine. Walk through vineyards and forest groves to the villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste; learn how to play Pétanque; and take a guided walk through van Gogh’s footsteps. Learn More

Chicago Revealed
May 29 - June 3, 2016

Chicago_Illinois_website.jpg Join this annual favorite where highlights include an architectural cruise along the Chicago River, several Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, visits to private collections, and the Art Institute of Chicago all while in the company of an architectural expert. Accommodations at the grand, ideally-located Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel. Learn More

Santa Fe: Art, Architecture, and Landscape in the City of Enchantment
June 15 - June 19, 2016

Santa Fe: Art, Architecture, and Landscape Experience the art, architecture, and landscapes that make Santa Fe a “City of Enchantment.” Meet a local Native American artist and learn their process, visit the home of a local art collector and go behind-the-scenes at the renowned Santa Fe Opera. Learn More

The Great Journey Through Europe Abroard Amadeus Silver III
July 14 - July 24, 2016

The Great Journey Through Europe Aboard Amadeus Silver III Retrace the traditional 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century “Grand Tour,” traveling through four countries and the western heart of the Continent on this exclusive itinerary. Cruise Holland’s waterways, witness the fairy-tale landscapes along the Rhine River ride three of the world’s legendary railways on this trip of a lifetime. Learn More

Hidden Gardens & Historic Houses of London
August 29 - September 4, 2016

Hidden Gardens & Historic Houses of London Hidden and little-known gems are nestled amidst the bustling streets of London. From stately places and quirky homes to tranquil gardens, uncover the history of London through this eclectic mix of properties and green spaces, each with a story to tell. Highlights include refreshments at Kensington Roof Gardens and a themed evening talk by a guest speaker. Learn More

Aristocrats & Manor Houses & Grand Tour of the North
August 31 - September 9, 2016

Aristocrats & Manor Houses & Grand Tour of the North Explore the architectural grandeur and superb collections of some of Britain’s finest estates, some still family homes. Discover how these dramatic properties and their society stories have inspired literature through the centuries as we travel from the Home Counties up to the rugged landscapes of the north. Among the highlights is a visit to Highclere Castle, filming location for the much loved Downton Abbey series. Learn More

Vietnam Biking
October 28 - November 5, 2015 | November 10 - November 18, 2016

Vietnam Biking Experience Vietnam’s contrast of distinct cultures. Bike in the backstreets near the Citadel and dine in a private home with royal descendants. Take a private speedboat along the Saigon River and explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. Taste Vietnam’s best fusion cuisine. Visit the Forbidden City and cycle to Da Nang, passing rice paddies and war memorials. Learn More

Europe's Holiday Markets by Sail
November 25 - December 6, 2016

National_Trust_Tours_MarburgGermany.jpg Recapture the magic of the season at holiday markets in Germany, Luxembourg and France. Cruise the Rhine and Mosel Rivers aboard the state-of-the-art MS Amadeus Silver for a fitting start to the Christmas season. Conclude with a three-night stay in Paris. Learn More

Cuba by Land & Sea
January 10 - January 19, 2017, January 19, 2017 - January 28, 2017

National_Trust_Tours_CubaExperience.jpg See the best of Cuba—from energetic and iconic Havana, to the colonial cities of Cienfuegos & Trinidad, the coffee and tobacco culture and natural beauty of the Viñales Valley and more. Cruise in refined comfort aboard the intimate Le Ponant under billowing sails to discover the full portrait of Cuba. Learn More

More Great Experiences & Tours

American Queen Steamboat
Multiple Departure Dates

American_Queen_Steamboat_Search.jpg Explore the diverse American landscape along mighty rivers with the American Queen steamboat. This elegant experience affords the opulence of the American Victorian era, reminiscent of a time of leisurely and romantic travel.
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American Empress
Multiple Departure Dates

American_Empress_Search.jpg Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress where voyages between Portland, OR and Clarkston, WA will reveal soaring mountains, charming river towns, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife, and frontier spirit.
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*Maximum of one $100 certificate may be claimed for a refund with a minimum two night stay booked through following the return of your tour and completion of your hotel stay. The refund will be issued within 45 days of the completion of your stay upon submitting a Great Experiences & Tours $100 refund application. Refund application must be submitted with a copy of your hotel folio receipt, the original confirmation number from your booking on, and the Certificate number issued to you for booking your tour through Historic Hotels of America. Certificates issued are a promotion only valid toward future reservations made through and do not have any cash value. One certificate may be used per room per two night or longer stay at the same hotel. Eligible rates include rates publicly available at time of booking. Reduced rates, rooms included in another travel or tour package, employee rates, advance purchase rates, and certain last minute sale rates are not eligible for this promotion.

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